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Summer Member Mission:
Re-purposing the old Berks Real Estate Weekly Boxes into Children Book Shares with Teachers in the Parks!

If you have been following us on Facebook, you may have seen that our Do It Local Movement has been accomplishing a lot more than just raising funds and saving you money!   Most recently we received a donation from the Berks-Reading Realtors Association of  30+ Newspaper Outdoor Boxes for our Book Share collaboration with  Teachers in the Parks!  Read more about this collaboration HERE or join us at Weaver's Orchard during Read N' Pick Story Time to pick up a FREE Children's Book as well as information about our Book Share on Wednesday July 24th or Monday August 5th. 

We started with recycled card board boxes and baskets a few weeks ago - then we paused our efforts so we could focus on cleaning up these awesome outdoor boxes to take our Book Share to the next level! 

A HUGE Thank you to:
  • Empire Surplus for storing our boxes! Empire Surplus offers Do It Local members 20% off one item in their massive showroom off 183 behind the Hitching Post.  Shop Empire for quality building supplies, furniture, and home decor at deep deep discounts! Break out your app and save EXTRA BIG at Empire on your next home project! 
  • HomeCare Solution for helping us power-wash the boxes!  Homecare Solution is all about saving their clients money while providing the quality residential and commerical cleaning services. Contact Homecare today for  indoor cleaning, power washing, carpet cleaning, mattress cleaning, and so much more! Call (484) 509-7197 to schedule your free estimate & tell Branden THANK YOU  for supporting Do It Local & Teachers in the Parks! 
  • Our community of members for offering to help decorate the boxes after they are cleaned!  Join our Facebook Group for the Book Share to stay up to date on when & where boxes are set up in the community: Berks County Readers - FREE Books!
  • And of course the Reading-Berks Association of Realtors for donating these awesome outdoor boxes! 
All we need to complete this project are:
  1. Custom large print stickers
  2. A moving company to help us distribute the boxes
  3. More donated Children's Books to fill the boxes
  If you know someone that would like to help us complete this mission - please have them email me directly: heather@doitlocalfundraising.com 

Do It Local is always here to make it easy for you to donate!  Shoot me an email to arrange a pick up or drop off location!  

Click HERE to read the Reading Magazine to learn more about our Member Missions!

July New Deals!*

Check the 2 new categories in your app:  FREE and Fundraising Ideas! 
 
  • Delivery Dudes - $10 off $15 for new clients!  Order food delivery from your favorite local businesses online: www.deliverydudes.com and use code: DUDEMEPLEASE to save! 
  • Wyomissing ATA Martial Arts - 100% Off Enrollment Fee for new 3-6 year old students!  Click HERE and use Code: DOITLOCAL. Expires 7/27 - Don't delay, buy today and pick either the August session or October session! 
  • Wyomissing ATA Martial Arts - $69 Trial (includes 6 weeks of classes, uniform, and gloves).  Click HERE for details! 
  • Total Package Landscape - FREE Pest Home Inspection PLUS 25% off for new customers. Call 717-733-8911 and mention Do It Local when booking. 
  • Relevant Sports Complex - $50 off 3 Hour Rental. Call or Text Tracey for details and mention Do It Local: 610-763-5335. 
  • Skin Sanctuary (in West Lawn) - FREE 60 minute massage with purchase of a 5 Pack of the new Cyro Body Shaper.  Click HERE to learn more about Cryo. 
  • Thanx Hair Artistry (in Exeter) - FREE $25 Gift Certificate for new clients good on any service!  See app for details and call today to book your appointment (mention Do It Local): 610-779-1900. 
  • The Liberty Taproom & Ale House (in Shillington & Exeter) -  $5 off $15 Lunches through August 31st, 2019!  This deal is in addition to the normal $3 off $15, $5 off $25, $10 off $40 every day deals for our members. See app for details! 
  • Orlando Fernandez, LMT (in Shillington) - Need relief from aches and pains and the everyday stresses of life? Have no fear Orlando is here! For every hour massage in July & Aug get a FREE 30 min in Sept. *No limit in the amount of 30 min accruals. Call or Text to book your appointment today and mention Do It Local: 610-451-5071
  • The Salt Lounge (in Wyomissing) - $15 off any Massage through August 31st PLUS 1 Week of Unlimited Salt Therapy for only $39. Learn more HERE
  • United Artists Salon & Spa (in West Reading) - FREE 30 Minute Massage only for Do It Local App members.  No purchase necessary (but please tip).  See app page for details and call 610-376-8481 to schedule your appointment (be sure to mention Do It Local when you call!)   Slots are filling up fast.  Expires August 30th, 2019. 
  • Three Sisters Park (Ephrata) - $5 off $25 amazing Thai Food. 
  • Olde Lincoln House (Ephrata) - $5 off $25 Food Purchase!  
  • Queen City Restaurant - $1 Kids Meals every Friday with Adult purchase of $10+
Summer Fun Favorites for the Family:
  • Reading Public Museum - Save $1 off Child's Admission with the purchase of an Adult Ticket. 
  • Refreshing MountainFREE Wildlife Center Experience with purchase of activities - EXPIRES July 31st!  Learn more about their Zip Line Courses and other activities HERE
  • Ballocity - Buy One, Get One FREE! See app for details! 
  • The Works - FREE Kids Meal (see app for details!) 
  • Crayola Experience - $4 off each admission up to 8 people! Use Store Code: LOCAL online using this special link: https://tickets.crayolaexperience.com/venues
See app deal pages for complete details! 
We have quickly become the go to source for Fresh LOCAL Fundraising Ideas!  We highly recommend all of the businesses featured above!  Each image is set up so you can click through to a website or email accordingly so you can easily get more fundraising information.  If I can help connect you to any of these great businesses do not hesitate to ask! If you are having trouble viewing the images, you can also click HERE to view easy local fundraising ideas! 
SUMMER GIVEAWAY
Do It Local is excited to offer you the opportunity to enter to win a FREE Hour Rental of the awesome indoor turf field or outdoor baseball field Relevant Sports Complex! To enter to win, simply press and redeem the red "Redeem" button on the deal page in your Do It Local App!  (See images above)

Each Do It Local winner can only enter once. When you see the button turn green - you can rest assure that you have entered to win! For contest rules visit our website. Contest ends on August 30, 2019 at 2:00pm. Thank you for being an active Do It Local Member! Good luck! 
A Special Reminder to our Members
 
Here's a run down of what YOU (our Members) have accomplished so far! 
  • December - 86 last minute Christmas Gifts donated to the teenage children at the Children's Home of Reading who otherwise wouldn't have had a present to wake up to Christmas Morning. 
  • January - Served 96 Homeless Friends a Warm Dinner at the Opportunity House (and stocked the fridge with leftovers during the Code Blue Week)
  • February - Collected 318 Boxes of Cereal for the Opportunity House to fill a specific need with the help and love of 4 Preschools (Robeson Lutheran Preschool, Immanuel Preschool of Shillington, Wyomissing Valley Preschool, and Kindercare of Spring!) 
  • March -  Together we collected 106 Washcloths and 101 Towels for Family Promise of Berks County for our homeless youth and families to have their own NEW towel & washcloth to called their own for showers in the shared facility.  A clean towel is a luxury to some and so empowering in starting a new life! *Family Promise of Berks could use Laundry Detergent donations all year long! 
  • April - Together we collected 109 Children's underwear and 102 pairs of Socks for our Foster Children to shop at no cost at Threads of Change store for their favorite colors, patterns, and characters!  Our community of foster children are extremely thankful to have a place to shop for their own pairs of new underwear and socks to keep as their own as they travel from home to home.  **You can keep donating to this amazing local organization!  Gently used & new clothes, children items, and some home goods!  Visit their website to learn more: https://threadsofchangeberks.org/
Supporting locally owned businesses is equally as important as supporting your local charities!  When you Eat, Play, or Shop - DO IT LOCAL!!!    We are always improving so please keep checking our app, Facebook page,  & website for: 
  1. New Deals!  
  2. Discounted Gift Cards  available on our online shop!  Click HERE
  3. Giveaways! Like our Facebook Page for monthly member needs, contests, and giveaways! 
 
As you know, Do It Local would never be where we are today without YOU our members.  Thank you for using our deals, saving money while patronizing our locally owned Business Partners.  

Please keep sending us your ideas on how we can continue to provide convenient deals through our app to make it easy for you to SUPPORT LOCAL! 

Your Friend, 
Heather Brady
heather@doitLOCALFundraising.com
Check out the NEW BERKS Do It Local Fundraising Website
The Do It Local App has been UPDATED to version 1.1.20! 
Go to your phone's App Store to ensure you have the newest version running on your phone.  
Check your App Store for Do It Local Updates to make sure you are running our most current version. 
 
Remember when updating, to ALLOW Location Settings and Push Notifications so that the app functions properly. NOTE: some phones are set to automatically update apps. 

Immediate Action REQUIRED for Android Users who downloaded our App prior to January 2019. 

You can also check out our new FAQ page on our website for some easy Troubleshooting Help: Click HERE
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Click HERE to leave a review on the Apple App Store.  
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Of course if you are unhappy, please send me a personal email  heather@doitlocalfundraising.com 
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